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Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Swiss Automotive Group AG; Trost Auto Service Technik SRL

BWB/Z-3639 11.09.2017

On 11.09.2017 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Industry sector:  Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 09.10.2017.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

Non-prohibition of the merger
The Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor have not applied for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court. The standstill obligation (§ 17 (1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 10.10.2017 .